FN stands and salutes veterans across generations, conflicts, and service locations. Each day we strive to honor the service of veterans and celebrate the impact they still make in our lives today. Every product FN America produces was not only created with the military in mind but designed and built by the hands of U.S. veterans who know what it takes to serve and protect this country. Join us in thanking those who have dedicated their lives to protect ours.

What does Veterans Day mean to U.S. Veterans?

This Veterans Day, we sat down with active duty and veterans of the U.S. military to discuss the importance and value Veterans Day has to them. Tim Kennedy is an active Special Forces master sergeant. Omar “Crispy” Avila is a two-time Purple Heart recipient and former Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Aaron Cowan began his career in the U.S. Army in 1999, serving seven years in the infantry. Eli “Double Tap” Cuevas is a veteran and Purple Heart recipient turned internet personality. Hear their thoughts and stories now.


												

BORN OF THE BATTLEFIELD

The same way you’ll find servicemen and women carrying an FN firearm across every corner of the globe, you’ll find military veterans throughout FN going the extra mile to ensure every firearm we create is fit for the task ahead. So, when we say that the world’s most battle-proven firearms are inspired, designed and built by a team who’s born of the battlefield, we mean it.

VOICE OF A VET – DARRYL MINGO

Darryl Mingo. US Army Veteran. From enlisting by chance to serving with pride, hear how he went from the military to FN.

VOICE OF A VET – THOMAS MORANA

Thomas Morana. US Marine Corps and US Air Force veteran. From drill instructor to
Italian interpreter, see how a military jack of all trades became a master of sacrifice.

VOICE OF A VET – DONNA GIBBS

Donna Gibbs. U.S. Army National Guard veteran. From overcoming hardships to
becoming one of the top 10 Dispatchers in the U.S. Army, hear Donna’s inspiring story.

VOICE OF A VET – MICHAEL WILKERSON

Michael Wilkerson. U.S. Marine Corps veteran. From a lifelong desire to serve his
country and carry on his family’s legacy of military service to realizing his dreams of
laying it all on the line, Michael’s story is one worth saluting.